Amy Valderrama, PhD, RN
Epidemiologist, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Amy Valderrama, PhD, RN is an epidemiologist in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Valderrama graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. She obtained her master’s degree in nursing from Emory University and is a licensed acute care nurse practitioner. She graduated from Emory University in 2006 with a PhD in Nursing.
Dr. Valderrama joined CDC in 2006 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. She serves as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service. Her work at CDC has included various topics related to heart disease and stroke, hypertension, rehabilitation, cardiac arrest, and emergency medical services.